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Casa Hood

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Luis A. Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind the Supermarket, Banos 180250, Ecuador
+593 3-274-2668
12:00 - 22:15
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa Hood has a really nice atmosphere, a nice decor and excellent food. I have the advantage that I speak Spanish, so it was easy to strike up a conversation with the staff. I ended up talking for a long time with Gladys and Andy, the two super friendly waitresses.They treated me like family. When I asked them if it... More 

Thank George K
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this Vegan oriented cafe years ago,when we first came to Banos. A beloved friend, who had been befriended by the owner Ray upon him settling in for a delicous meal. The two hit it off and became fast friends. We had similar experiences. Incredible meals. We came daily. Great yoga classes. Fun movies and a great book exchange.... More 

Thank Daniella M
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119 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Curry Korma and Nasi Goreng here, and both were hot and okay. Both dishes didn't taste like the title, but were okay. The food is very pricey. Nice atmosphere and staff were efficient.

Thank NMP91
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant with pleasant atmosphere and good local & intrnational food And you can allso play gitar over there

Thank _K2045KB
Navi Mumbai, India
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77 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a week in town and stopped by Casa Hood almost every other day to drink their "Chai Masala". Love their service and friendly and knowledgable staff.

Thank Backpackways
Ray H, Manager at Casa Hood, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We have great staff and they really appreciate the positive feedback. Enjoy the rest of your trip! More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I can see why this place has so many reviews. Great atmosphere and awesome menu. I got the Vitamin C juice with passion fruit, alfalfa and ginger. It was sooo good. We had a green salad (which is small, but the lemon vinaigrette with it is sooo good), my BF got the Mexican burrito which was really yummy and I... More 

Thank Kelly H
Ray H, Owner at Casa Hood, responded to this review

All I can say about your review is "Wow" also! Thank you for giving us the thumbs up and letting us know we're doing a good job. We're always working to improve and give the best experience for our customers. Looking forward to seeing you again. More 

Hanover, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice in Baños. Has a great atmosphere and a variety of food. Think we returned because we trusted the cleanliness and it had free wifi. Food was pretty good, but nothing spectacular.

Thank Auggie217
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

For $3.50, I had a delicious and filling vegetarian set lunch (picture attached) with soup, jugo naturale and dessert! (The set menu changes daily and is not listed on the regular menu but on a blackboard by the kitchen so be sure to ask about it). The food, setting and service were all so comforting that my son (he enjoyed... More 

Thank biggreencane
Ray H, Owner at Casa Hood, responded to this review

So glad your enjoyed your meals at Casa Hood, and the experience in general. Thanks for the comment. And yes, the Argentine musicians are great -- We've been enjoying their music for a few weeks now and will be sad when they finally move on! More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've been in Ecuador for 2 months now and this was the first restaurant where everything was just right. Super tasty food, great and friendly service, cosy candles and good prices. I had the falafel plate which was super good! I don't know if I want to try other restaurants.. The menu is very diverse from Mexican to Asian food,... More 

Thank Amy P
Ray H, Owner at Casa Hood, responded to this review

That's the sort of comment we all love to hear! Thank you for letting us know we're doing things right. We're always working on improving. More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Had a couple of their lunch specials and the food was great! Also you can't beat the price of those meals. As a vegetarian, it was a nice surprise to find a place that not just offer a nice variety of vegetarian dishes, but also offer good food. Highly recommend.

Thank Oded N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luis A. Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind the Supermarket, Banos 180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 3-274-2668
We are an eclectic art cafe featuring excellent coffee and an extensive menu of food from around the world including pasta dishes, fresh trout, curries, Mexican dishes, fresh juices and smoothies and delicious desserts. The space is a comfortable place to kick back and relax, with a lending library and fireplace. Open from noon to 10:15 pm, 7 days a week.

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Loja, Ecuador
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?